Making Modern Maternity

Eds. Whitney Wood, Heather Love, Jerika Sanderson, and Karen Weingarten From the early 1800s through the twenty-first century, pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal experiences have been constructed as “modern”—or alternatively positioned as traditional, antiquated, or somewhere in between—at multiple sites and across multiple forms of media, including expert advice, advertisements, popular magazines and newspapers, fiction, television, […]

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Scenario Planning, Healthcare, and the Humanities

Podcast with Matt Finch and Matthew Molineux In this podcast, Brandy Schillace (EIC) and Cristina Hanganu-Bresch (Blog and Associate Editor) talk to Matt Finch and Matthew Molineux about how scenario planning can help inform decisions about healthcare and the role of narrative in building scenarios that teach and humanize the health professions. You can also […]

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On Poetry, Disability, and the Power of Medical Humanities

A Discussion with Kimberly Campanello Kimberly Campanello, an academic, creative writer, and poet, was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s in 2021. She has been awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice Grant by Arts Council England to support her writing of chronic illness and disability. Campanello is presently Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, and […]

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Bittersweet Potatoes: Noura Kevorkian, Documentary Film Maker, Reflects on the Plight and Resilience of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Interview with Noura Kevorkian by Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent In this podcast, Noura Kevorkian discusses the personal and professional journey of her award-winning documentary ‘Batata’, its impact on the film’s protagonists, and how the film advocates for the rights of refugees around the world.   Noura Kevorkian is a Syrian/ Lebanese documentary […]

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Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest

Podcast with Luna Dolezal and Emily Silverman   In today’s podcast, we look at the lasting consequences of shame in Medicine with Nocturnist creator Emily Silverman and Professor Luna Dolezal. Emily Silverman, MD is an internal medicine physician in San Francisco, Assistant Volunteer Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and […]

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Immersive and Interactive: Accessibility Theatre and LivingBodiesObjects

Podcast with Amelia DeFalco and Steve Byrne about Interplay Theater The Wellcome-funded project LivingBodiesObjects: Technologies and the Spaces of Health is currently partnering with Interplay National Sensory Theatre, an innovative theatre company that employs sensory engagement in ways that highlight the audience’s embodiment as much as the performers’. LBO and Interplay are exploring techniques and […]

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Lawand: From Voiceless to a Voice Representing the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL)

Podcast Interview with Edward Lovelace Interviewed by Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent, Global Health Film Fellow, and co-founder of ‘Medfest Egypt’. In this podcast Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent, interviews British documentary filmmaker, Edward Lovelace and discusses his film ‘’Name me Lawand’’. The film is a rapturous portrait of a deaf […]

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